Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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oom. It is a large room,originally having nine doors and fourwindows. A feature of this room is thelarge old-fashioned fireplace with itspewter ornaments. At the oppositeside of the room has been placed onefloor plan 0f the best examples of old-time china closet. This has been in the family for many years, andwas introduced into this home soon after its purchase. Theshell at the top shows its early period and also marks itas one of the best types of corner closets in existence. Thisis used principally for rare old china, mostly family heir-looms, and makes a fitting receptacle for these treasuredpossessions. Many pieces of fine old furniture are in thisroom, and the hangings of blue and white Japanese grasscloth are in good taste and offer a beautiful backgroundfor them. In the remodeling of this house great attentionhas been paid to keeping the old-time features as much aspossible. This is shown in the brass knobs and the strap-hinges on the doors. Upstairs the house is, if possible,
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The living-room of the remodeled house was made by lengthening the original room through throwing into it the original dining-room 42 AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS February, 1913 more interesting thanit is downstairs, forhere one finds won-derfully good ex-amples of old Colon-ial fire-places, night-cap closets, and old-fashioned andirons.The floors have beenleft unchanged. Inone or two of therooms an innovationhas been made, as inthe den, where thefurniture is all of wil-low, with bright cov-erings, while in oneof the chambers thefurnishings are en-tirely in white. This eliminates the old-fashioned idea,and these rooms might be part of a modern house were itnot for the small panes of glass in the old windows. Per-haps the most interesting room of all is one of the cham-bers which is furnished in typical Colonial style. Theslender legs of the Sheraton four-poster, with its testercovered with white, and the bedspread of a hundred yearsago, give it an old-time air which is unquestionable. A
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